The Search For The Next Platform. I found this part of Mark Zuckerberg’s post on the Oculus acquisition most revealing: We have a lot more to do on mobile, but at this point we feel we’re in a position where we can start focusing on what platforms will come next to enable even more useful, entertaining and personal experiences.
Facebook was a bit slow to get aboard the mobile train. Unlike Apple and Google, they do not have a mobile OS. Netflix's War on Mass Culture. Given all the faces you see glued to computers, tablets, and cell phones, you might think that people watch much less television than they used to.
You would be wrong. According to Nielsen, Americans on average consume nearly five hours of TV every day, a number that has actually gone up since the 1990s. That works out to about 34 hours a week and almost 1,800 hours per year, more than the average French person spends working. The vast majority of that time is still spent in front of a standard television, watching live or prescheduled programming. Two decades into the Internet revolution, despite economic challenges and cosmetic upgrades, the ancient regime survives, remaining both the nation’s dominant medium and one of its most immutable. ARBITRAGE AND EQUILIBRIUM IN THE TEAM FORTRESS 2 ECONOMY.
Equity value. Why Churn is so critical to success in SaaS. Summary: Illustrates graphically why churn is a huge problem a SaaS company gets larger.
It also looks at a very surprising factor that can massively accelerate SaaS growth: negative churn. (This article is applicable to any recurring revenue business, not just SaaS.) Introduction. Innovation de rupture: comment rechercher l’inimaginable. Au milieu des années 80, Garry Hamel, un des grands gourous californiens du management, avait jeté un pavé dans la mare : l’ère du progrès conventionnel et linéaire était révolue.
Le changement n’était plus ni additif, ni linéaire. Il était discontinu. Pour chevaucher ce progrès-là, les entreprises devaient inventer un système créatif non linéaire. Trente ans plus tard, le postulat est passé dans les mœurs « corporate » et chaque dirigeant sait que l’innovation incrémentale, ce changement graduel, modeste et continu de l’existant, ne suffit plus. Pour gagner sur des marchés en maturation de plus en plus rapide, en particulier les marchés technologiques, il faut pratiquer l’innovation de rupture, c’est-à-dire enclencher un processus de dislocation des habitudes de réflexion et d’utilisation.
Trouver le secret de la rupture réussie n’est pas donné à tout le monde. Marc Andreessen on Why Software Is Eating the World. Economic principles.
The Golden Age of Internet Marketing? "Let the products sell themselves... fuck advertising, commercial psychology ... psychological methods to sell should be destroyed.
" - The Minutemen, Shit From An Old Notebook We have enough data now to realize that display advertising on the Internet doesn't work. Some suggest click through rates are as low .09%, a shockingly low number. It seems like click through rates are trending towards zero. Company - Report - Internet matters: The net’s sweeping impact on growth, jobs, and prosperity - May 2011. The Internet is a vast mosaic of economic activity, ranging from millions of daily online transactions and communications to smartphone downloads of TV shows.
But little is known about how the web in its entirety contributes to global growth, productivity, and employment. Inside the Recommendation Engines of StumbleUpon, YouTube, Pandora and Hotpot. When recommendations are done well, they lead to more engaged and satisfied users. Free Software, Paid Support. The Unwelcome Return of Platform Dependencies. The next big thing will start out looking like a toy cdixon.org.
One of the amazing things about the internet economy is how different the list of top internet properties today looks from the list ten years ago.
It wasn’t as if those former top companies were complacent – most of them acquired and built products like crazy to avoid being displaced. Business models. The Death of the Pageview - ReadWriteStart. The Web has hit a point where tracking pageviews is useless for startups.
There was a time when all you needed to succeed on the Internet were lots and lots of eyeballs, and the best way of measuring those eyeballs was by tracking pageviews (measuring exactly which pages on a website are viewed by individual visitors). The dot-com crash showed us that the eyeball-based business model was a failure. Why Japan Matters: iPad Mania, Cloud Computing, And Social Intel. The 15 Top Tech Takeover Targets.